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Rudolf Otto and the Concept of the Numinous  

Stuart Sarbacker

The contemporary academic study of religion has its roots in conceptual and theoretical structures developed in the early to mid-20th century. A particularly important example of such a ... More

Salafism  

Joas Wagemakers

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Aug 2016
Salafism is a branch of Sunni Islam whose modern-day adherents claim to emulate “the pious predecessors” (al-salaf al-ṣāliḥ; often equated with the first three generations of Muslims) as ... More

Scholasticisms in Martin Luther’s Thought  

Theodor Dieter

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
The article’s starting point is the observation that “scholasticism” cannot simply be taken as a unity, and thus also not Luther’s relationship to it, in spite of his often very general ... More

Scientific Approaches to Mysticism  

Stephen Kaplan

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Jun 2016
The title “Scientific Approaches to Mysticism” reveals half the task and belies the other half—namely, which of the sciences and whose mysticism are to be considered. Is it Capra’s tao of ... More

Sōka Gakkai  

Andrew Gebert

The Sōka Gakkai is a lay Buddhist movement, originating in Japan, that bases its religious practice and worldview on the Lotus Sutra-centric teachings of the Kamakura-era priest Nichiren ... More

The Spatial Dynamics of American Religious Pluralism  

Bret E. Carroll

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Apr 2017
American religious pluralism is not simply diversity but a dynamic process of interaction and exchange. Its core is a spatial politics in which religious groups create meaningful spaces ... More

Spirituality and Contemporary Art  

Rina Arya

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Aug 2016
The artworks under discussion detail the scope and breadth of art that can be described as spiritual by virtue of its revelatory, revitalizing and contemplative capacities. Rather than ... More

State and Citizenship in Modern Arab Muslim Thought  

Louay Safi

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Feb 2017
Intellectual debates and sociopolitical changes in Arab societies have brought about new political outlooks and consciousness, and have resulted in profound political change and ... More

Tantra and the Tantric Traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism  

David B. Gray

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Apr 2016
The term tantra and the tantric traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism have been subjected to a great deal of misunderstanding in both India and the West. There is a diverse range of ... More

The Book of Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ  

Christopher Rowland

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Apr 2016
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, or the Apocalypse of John, has been extraordinarily influential in Christian life and theology. For example, because of the many hymns sung by the heavenly ... More

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